Mega Challenge 2018: “Emotional”

The theme for our 2018 Mega Challenge is “Emotional.”

This year, we would like you to reflect on emotions, and the experiences you’ve had in life that have created the most memorable ones. Then, rather than creating an image to portray something completely imagined, use your own personal experience to portray and convey an emotion with your self portrait.

Submit your entry via –
Facebook: Post to the “discussion” section of this event: https://goo.gl/pgoUwR
Google+: Post to the “MEGA Challenge” Category https://goo.gl/RBGECw

Questions? Feel free to send a message to us at The Art of Self Portraiture FB Page or make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community (http://goo.gl/M7XTQ).

SPONSORS & PRIZES: TBA

Image by Andrea Merletti
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/135457073@N03/25676967076
CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0

OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted from January 1st – November 30th, 2018*
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.

The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

*Facebook events allow only a 2 week period of time to be designated for an “event” – the start and end dates here are November 16th – 30th as those are the last 2 weeks of the submission period. Please note that you may post your submission to the event *any* time between January 1st – November 30th, 2018.

At the end of the submission period, the moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will gather entries and select a group of up to 10 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected, contacted, and announced. Prizes will be awarded by sponsors.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Have fun and good luck!

2017 Mega Challenge: All About the Light – Winners!

We are delighted to announce the 3 winners of our 2017 Mega Challenge: All About the Light!

1st place: Mary Bel
2nd place: Christopher Germano
3rd place: Tina Rendon – Munoz

 

 

first place image – created by Mary Bel

 

 

second place image – created by Christopher Germano

 

 

third place image – created by Tina Rendon-Munoz

 

The images here truly shine. 

ASP Community moderators cast their votes based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc).

These 3 artists created images that compelled our judges. Each image emphasizes light, and instantly tells a story about the artist’s relationship with it… as photographers who also stand in front of our lenses, self portraiture artists know that it really is all about the light.

Today, we celebrate these artists, and to help them continue creating, our amazing sponsors are supplying each of them with some awesome goodies. Big thanks to THINK TANK PHOTOSmugMug, and Capturing Couture for supporting our self portraiture artists!

Congratulations to these talented individuals, and thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful artwork with us!

See all the finalists here:
https://goo.gl/5nj5nN

All Submissions:
FB: https://goo.gl/DDdlha
G+: https://goo.gl/zA1305

Mega Challenge 2017: “All About the Light”

Our Mega Challenge is called such because it runs for much longer than our regular challenges, and going forward, will be the only challenge we offer sponsor prizes for.

The theme for our 2017 Mega Challenge is “All About the Light.” We want you to interpret this freely and let your creativity and experimentation run wild.

Submit your entry via –
Facebook: Post to the “discussion” section of this event: https://goo.gl/DDdlha
Google+: Post to the “MEGA Challenge” Category https://goo.gl/RBGECw

Questions? Feel free to send a message to us at The Art of Self Portraiture FB Page or make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community (http://goo.gl/M7XTQ).

Prizes are provided by the following excellent sponsors:

SmugMug
THINK TANK PHOTO
Capturing Couture

1st Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account) and $20 print credit

Think Tank Photo StreetWalker Harddrive Backpack https://goo.gl/hLKI4X

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com/

2nd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag https://goo.gl/XHKMkn

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $32.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com/

3rd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/gMTFxY

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $22.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com/

image by Sam Breach, all rights reserved

OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted April 1st – November 30th 2017*
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.

The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

*Facebook events allow only a 2 week period of time to be designated for an “event” – the start and end dates on the FB Event are November 16th – 30th as those are the last 2 weeks of the submission period. Please note that you may post your submission to either (or both) the Facebook Event and/or the Google+ Mega Challenge Category *any* time between April 1st and November 30th 2017.

At the end of the submission period, the moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will gather entries and select a group of 10 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected, contacted, and announced. Prizes will be awarded by sponsors.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Have fun and good luck!